The Princeton Police Department issued a blotter item today reporting that a bench that was installed in the Greenway Meadows Park to honor the memory of a Princeton EMT who died while on duty was stolen.
It turns out the bench was not stolen. The Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad removed the bench to have it cleaned. The police department was not informed and thus residents and officials assumed the bench had been stolen. The squad is going to place a sign at the site to inform people that the bench is out being cleaned.
The bench was installed on a hill overlooking the park a year after EMT Michael Kenwood died. Kenwood lost his life after attempting a rescue during Hurricane Irene. The bench was purchased by the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad for about $1,500. The park is located just off Rosedale Road.